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Model#: BSHNDDS181-01
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Bosch DDS181-01 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver with 2 Fat Pack HC Batteries

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Bosch's DDS181 18V Compact Tough Drill Driver delivers outstanding performance in a revolutionary compact design. Featuring a new patented gear train and clutch, the DDS181 delivers the highest power-to-size ratio in its class, delivering up to 600 in-lbs. of torque. Its slim grip design offers the highest level of comfort and control during operation, and features compatibility with all of Bosch's 18V Lithium-Ion batteries for maximum versatility.
Features:
  • 4-pole high performance motor - For maximum power in the most compact size
  • New patented gear train and clutch - Enables OST compact design in its class and lightest weight
  • Flexible power system - Both DD and HDD are compatible with every 18V Lithium-Ion Bosch battery
  • Ergonomic grip zone - Smallest diameter in market enables better gripping and greater comfort
  • New ergonomic design - Modified orientation relative to handle increase comfort
  • Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) - Increases battery lifetime by preventing misuse
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-01
  • (2) 18V Fat Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge
  • 30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger
  • Carrying Case

Specifications

Series: Compact Tough
Cordless: Yes
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: 18 + 1
Handle Style: Soft Grip
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 500 / 0 - 1,700
Power Type: Electric
Torque: 600 in-lbs.
Voltage: 18V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
37 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
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2 Stars
1 Star
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (36)
Pros
Easy To Use (5)
Powerful (5)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Lightweight (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (3)
Frequent Use (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Lightweight
Best Uses
Home Repair
Very nice tool!
Love the Bosch Li-ion batteries for life and power. This unit is easy in the hand and more powerful than my other drills.
August 4, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
So far it works just fine.
The only thing I don't like so far is that the chuck does not tighten well. I have to really turn it tight to keep the bit from slipping.
February 14, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Great Drill
Great drill, has plenty of power and batterys last a good while.
October 21, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Best Cordless Drill That I Have Ever Use
Bosch has hit a home run with drill, I should have purchesed this drill years ago and saved myself alot of time waiting for batteries to recharge.
May 9, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Would buy this again and again..
Great buy for money. Just like new.
March 4, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Drill ever used!
I've had this drill for awhile and I couldn't ask for anything better. Power, battery life and weight make this something you would not mind using all day, and trust me the drill will keep up. A very well built and well designed tool.
May 7, 2016
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Gets the job done.
This drill has been great. I have used it for a little over two years now and I haven't had a problem yet. I use it for almost anything I do from hanging a picture for my wife to hobby wood work in the garage. The drill has all the power you will need. I love the battery indicator on the back of the battery. Even when the battery gets down to one bar, it usually last a good while after that before it runs out. And the charging is very quick too. I plan on purchasing a Bosch impact soon.
February 9, 2016
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Drill Driver
I already have hammer drill so I opted for the drill driver only. At first I was unsure about spending the money on a new (EC Brushless technology. Had this drill for about a year and am very happy with it. Plenty of power and torque.
January 18, 2016
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
great features and power
I one of these a year ago, best corless drill i have ever owned. it has a brake on the head so you can easily change tools with one hand. it has plenty of torque available and is easily adjustable. the batteries last a long time. My son likes it too, infact he has it most of the time. He won't even use my B&D.
December 10, 2015
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Brute Tough!!
I work in the construction industry, our company provides us with overpriced (yellow) tools. I choose to use my own Bosch tools instead. 3 days after I bought this drill I accidently dropped it from my boom lift... 80ft. in the air! It thumped a beam about 20 feet down and plummeted the rest of the way down to the ground. I thought for sure it was broken. I got down to the ground inspected it, NOT EVEN A CRACK! Squeezed the trigger, it worked, and so I got back to work. The day before this happened a co-worker dropped his (yellow) drill from 20 feet up and it shattered into 3 pieces. At the end of the day (when I dropped it) I told our foreman to tell the higher ups to buy Bosch and these kinds of things won't happen. Bragging rights forever. Never disappointed with Bosch.
September 23, 2014
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Questions & Answers

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How much does the tool weigh with battery.
Maxamillion on Oct 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: It weighs roughly 10 pounds with the battery.
What is the difference between a 1/2" BOSCH HDS181-01, 02, or 03? I have a HDS181 3601H67110 I bought from CPO and it must have a break in continuity in the trigger. The light comes on but will not run most of the time. Would send it back but I kicked a bucket of paint and it has a lot of paint on it. Would like to replace the gun only. I see you do have them with out the battery.
Dad on Nov 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The difference is the HDS181-01 includes 2-18V Fat Pack HC Lithium-Ion 3.0 Ah Batteries with Fuel Gauge. Were as the HSA181-02 includes 2-18V Slim Pack HC Lithium-Ion 1.5 Ah Batteries with Fuel Gauge. Other than the batteries they are the both drill/driver.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-01,
(2) 18V Fat Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge,
30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger,
Carrying Case
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Compact Tough 1/2 in. Drill Driver - DDS181-01-RT,
(2) 18V Fat Pack HC Lithium-Ion Batteries with Fuel Gauge,
30 Minute Lithium-Ion Charger,
Carrying Case
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $239.99 $134.99
You Save: N/A $105.00 (44%)

Warranty

Bosch Standard Warranty
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all BOSCH portable and benchtop power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase. SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete portable or benchtop power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any BOSCH Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized BOSCH Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

All Factory Reconditioned Tools are covered under the same terms and conditions as the new tool warranty, for one (1) year from date of purchase except as noted below:

  • Cordless Tool batteries are covered for one (1) year from date of purchase
  • ProVantage Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • One Year Service Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • 30-Day Money Back Refund or Replacement is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • Dremel reconditioned tools are covered for 2 years from date of purchase
  • Tripods and Rods are covered for 90 Days from date of purchase
  • Reconditioned Tools/Kits may not contain the identical accessories, cases and kit contents of the New Tool version.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ACCESSORY ITEMS SUCH AS CIRCULAR SAW BLADES, DRILL BITS, ROUTER BITS, JIGSAW BLADES, SANDING BELTS, GRINDING WHEELS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. SOME STATES IN THE U.S., SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS) ARISING FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES IN THE U.S. AND SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE IN THE U.S., PROVINCE TO PROVINCE IN CANADA AND FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO PORTABLE AND BENCHTOP ELECTRIC TOOLS SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. FOR WARRANTY COVERAGE WITHIN OTHER COUNTRIES, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BOSCH DEALER OR IMPORTER.

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